Winter is just near the corner, and all we need is warmth. The clothes, heaters are checking their way out of their cabinets, so are there any foods that should be a part of our diet during these winters too? Well, the food that we consume contribute greatly to the heat produced in our body. During winters, the body’s metabolism is reduced, and heat generated reduces too. Food plays a very important role in regulating the body’s metabolism. Protein rich foods like soyabean, sattu, lentils, eggs utilize greater amount of energy for its breakdown thus increasing the body’s metabolism all together.
Include lots of green leafy vegetables and fruits in your diet this winter since they are high in fibre. These foods also come with the benefit of enhancing one’s immunity as they are rich in vitamins, and minerals thereby keeping cough and cold at bay.
The best metabolism of the food occurs during the morning, thus eating a wholesome breakfast is necessary. Remember to follow the old saying “Eat breakfast like king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”. Physical activity contributes the most to the body’s metabolism, thus being physically active for at least 30-45 mins per day will keep the body warm. Do remember to relish the hot beverages like tea and coffee this winter to keep you happy and warm. Foods that are rich in iron include eggs, chicken, beet root, spinach, fenugreek etc can be included into your daily diet. Lastly, the spices which are grown extensively in our country, also help keep the body warmer one of them being turmeric. Do try our Spiced Turmeric Latte Mix to enjoy a hot and healthy beverage this winter. To prepare the latte mix, add 1 tsp of Spiced Turmeric Latte Mix to 200 ml of boiled milk/ vegan milk and enjoy.
- Vashni Kandru